Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Echo Canyon Families!
The entire staff of Echo Canyon School is excited for the school year to start. This is going to be an amazing year! We will continue to provide hands on experiential learning with a focus on social and emotional well being. At Echo Canyon, our focus is educating the whole child by focusing on academic experiences that are relevant and build real world connections. As your Principal, it is my hope that everyone is excited for school to start! This excitement will feed the enthusiasm to make sure that we are ready to embrace the challenges of the upcoming year. It is imperative that we maintain open lines of communication to make sure we are all working together to make sure our students are the best they can be. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with ideas and suggestions on how to make our wonderful little school even better.
We look forward to an amazing 2019-2020 school year with your family and we thank you for your continued support of your child’s education.
---Ms. Kat Hughes, Echo Canyon Principal
Please mark your calendars with these important August dates:
Thursday, August 1 from 5-7pm - Meet the Teacher!!
Meet your teachers, see the classrooms, pick up supply lists, and get excited about the upcoming year
Monday, August 5 - First Day of School
Our school day starts promptly at 7:45am, with the first bell at 7:40am. Breakfast is served free of charge in the cafe every day starting 7am. The playground opens at 7:20 for supervised play before the school day starts.
Monday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 7 - Kindergarten only Early Release at 12:20pm
Kindergartners will have Early Release the first 3 day of schools for assessment. THe kindergarten teachers will provide more details.
August 12 - 16 - Color Week! Help support our kindergarten students as they are learning their colors.
Monday - Red
Tuesday - Orange
Wednesday - Yellow
Thursday - Green
Friday - Blue
Wednesday, August 14 - Curriculum Night
Times will vary by grade level, your teachers will let you know the details
Monday, August 19 - Picture Day!
August 19 - 23 - Color Week (continued)
Monday - Picture Day - Dress pretty!
Tuesday - Black
Wednesday - Purple
Thursday - Pink
Friday - Wear a University t-shirt
Wednesday, August 21 - School Wide Early Release at 12:20pm
Friday, August 30 - Family Read 8 am
Supply lists are available on the Echo Canyon website. https://www.susd.org/application/files/3215/6407/1672/19-20_Echo_Canyon_Supply_Requests.pdf
For the first three days of school, our gates will be open so parents can accompany students to their classrooms. Starting on Thursday, if you want to come on campus, you will need to sign in and get a visitor pass. All non-employees must have a visitor pass to be on campus.
School starts promptly at 7:45am. Make every effort to get your child to school on time. Students arriving late will need to go to the office to receive a tardy pass before they are admitted to their class.
School ends at 2:20pm. Please make sure your child is picked up promptly. City of Scottsdale offers aftercare every day from 2:20 to 6:00pm for a nominal fee. Find information here https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/sports/scottsdales-after-school-program
The parking lot gets very congested at pick up and at drop off. Please follow the signage and the directions from teachers who are managing traffic for your child’s safety.
Please welcome the following new staff members on our campus:
Mrs. Hawks - Assistant Principal
Ms. Massey - LRC Teacher
Ms. Oblinger - LSC Teacher
Ms. Oberhaus - ALC Teacher
Mr. Hewson - Middle School Social Studies
Mrs. Anderson - Third Grade Teacher
Ms. King - Art Teacher